Reverend John T. (Jack) Cuffari
Celebrancy Services: Weddings, Vow Renewals, Funerals, Memorial Services, Coming of Age Ceremonies, Baby Welcoming and Blessing, Home Blessings, etc.
Preaching: Pulpit Supply in UCC, Unity, and UU houses of worship.
Sacred Activism: Focusing on race reconciliation, interfaith cooperation, anti-mass incarceration, anti-war, environmental justice
Teaching: Classes on sacred texts
Consulting:Organizational Culture Assessment, Strategic Planning, Workshop, Retreat and Roundtable Facilitation Congregational Health Consulting Coaching for Leadership Board Retreat Facilitation SWOT / Positioning Work Vision / Mission Statements Conflict Transformation Work Communications/Messaging/Branding
PROVIDED TO: My community of faith, the community at large via social justice work and Sacred Activism, local clergy associations, faith communities, social justice non-profits
SPIRITUAL ORIENTATION: My path is the mystic traditions of the three Abrahamic faiths. Active in the UCC.
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GRADUATED FROM: One Spirit Interfaith Seminary
I am ordained as an Interspiritual/Interfaith Minister by the One Spirit Interfaith Seminary. Born into a family of devout, progressive Catholics, I was ordained as an Elder in the Presbyterian Church USA in 1995, and was active in Missions work there. For over a dozen years I was engaged in homeless ministries in the Greater Newark, New Jersey area. I entered the Quaker community in 2001, where I was active in the areas of Conflict Transformation and Compassionate Listening (Spiritual Direction). I am a Life-Cycle Celebrant, trained and certified through the Celebrant Foundation & Institute. I am a hospice volunteer and have received training as a certified Disaster Relief Chaplain. Currently, I am Spiritual Director in Residence at the First Congregational Church of Montclair, NJ, and serve as President of the Montclair, NJ Clergy Association. With three other colleagues I am one of the founders of the new Montclair Center for Spiritual Practice.